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P-L
10-03-2010, 07:58 PM
I wanted to get everyone's thoughts on Michigan defensive tackle Mike Martin.

After showing a lot of potential in his freshman and sophomore years, he's really burst onto the scene this year. He's been the lone bright spot on a very poor Michigan defense. As good as Denard Robinson has been, and he's been great, there is no doubt in my mind that Michigan would not be 5-0 right now without Mike Martin. He's been nearly impossible to block one-on-one and teams have been struggling to stop him with two blockers.

He's 6'2" 300 lbs with excellent strength. Unlike previous Michigan defensive tackles, he's one of the hardest workers on the team and his motor is unmatched on the defensive side of the ball. I'm not sure if he would declare early but if he keeps playing like he has been, he might have to.

Sniper
10-03-2010, 08:42 PM
Fapppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp.

Indiana tried blocking him one-on-one exactly once. It resulted in the loss of life for their center and the dismemberment of Ben Chappell. I <3 Martin.

http://mgoblog.com/sites/mgoblog.com/files/mikemartinenormousbicep.png

GET IN THE CAR!

superman8456
10-03-2010, 09:15 PM
This dude is going to set the combine record for bench reps. He's so goddamn strong.

SenorGato
10-03-2010, 09:16 PM
<3 legit NT prospects with above average height.

ElectricEye
10-03-2010, 09:33 PM
He's got the right build. That's more the majority of guys can say.

Scotty D
10-04-2010, 01:48 AM
Put him late first to the Jets in my last mock. Would like to see him stick around Ann Arbor for Denard's junior year, maybe they can make a run at something.

Don Vito
10-04-2010, 01:50 AM
http://mgoblog.com/sites/mgoblog.com/files/mikemartinenormousbicep.png


Is he on dat juice?

Sniper
10-04-2010, 08:42 AM
Is he on dat juice?

I mean, there's no way to say for sure since I haven't piss-tested him, but according to basically everyone, the guy lives in the weight room when he's not living in Michigan's opponents' backfields. I'd say no.

bigfreak314
10-04-2010, 08:37 PM
Do I smell the second coming of Kelly Greg? I know a lot of people do not know a lot about Greg but he has been a Big key(no pun intended) for the Ravens D, low center of gravity, non stop motor, and a lot of power.

ironman4579
10-04-2010, 08:53 PM
First I'd say there has been one other bright spot on Michigan's D in Jonas Mouton (outside of UMass, in which almost the entire team was awful).

That said, Martin is a beast. I think he's actually playing out of position at NT however. He's got the strength, certainly. But his quickness, speed and agility would be far better served in a 3 tech, undertackle type role. I think that's where teams will end up looking at him for the draft.

I also think there's little chance he'll come out this year, so we'll see how his senior year goes. Still, he's on pace for about 12 TFL's and 5 sacks from the NT position in a 3 man line, so anything's possible.

BigBanger
10-05-2010, 01:11 PM
The Indiana game was the first I've watched of Michigan this year with any kind of interest in NFL prospects. I came away wanting to murder Pam Ward and that silly ****** they put next to her. After I got over that feeling, I was reminded of Brian Price.

Now, I don't mean that as a comparison, but in terms of, "Wow, he looks like a top 10 pick" and then the next minute I'm thinking, "Wow, he looks like a late second rounder."

I think he's a little inconsistent and he's still raw. Obviously, he loves that swim move and if you listen to Warren Sapp, he says leave the swimming for the pool. Another thing I noticed is that he doesn't keep his shoulders square and he's a one gap defender that will get pushed down the line. He's actually weak against the run and if he were in the NFL tomorrow, he would get mauled in the running game. He also spent a lot of time on the ground (similar to Price) while rushing the passer, but it was one game and I'll have to see if that is as frequent as it was.

I think he flashes at you with his burst, leverage, power and strength as a pass rusher (he had about 6 or 7 hits on the QB and faced constant double and triple teams), but then leaves a lot to be desired as a nose guard. I went in expecting a stout player, but saw a guy playing way out of position. He does have a great motor and some real nice physical tools, but the run defense left a lot to be desired.

Sniper
10-07-2010, 12:05 PM
He's actually weak against the run and if he were in the NFL tomorrow, he would get mauled in the running game.

He gets doubled every single play without much else on that DL or behind him at LB. He'd be a monster as a 4-3 UT.

wonderbredd24
10-07-2010, 12:07 PM
He looks bigger than 300lbs. I know he's not fat, but still... he's a big boy

TACKLE
10-07-2010, 02:29 PM
He gets doubled every single play without much else on that DL or behind him at LB. He'd be a monster as a 4-3 UT.

I actually like him most as a 4-3 NT with his strength and his ability to anchor.

wicket
10-07-2010, 02:47 PM
I actually like him most as a 4-3 NT with his strength and his ability to anchor.

to he it kinda depends on the type of 4-3 you run tbh. some DCords like the smaller DTs in which case he is fine at the nose, he can sort of play both tbh

WMD
10-07-2010, 03:06 PM
He's 6'2" 300 lbs with excellent strength. Unlike previous Michigan defensive tackles, he's one of the hardest workers on the team and his motor is unmatched on the defensive side of the ball. I'm not sure if he would declare early but if he keeps playing like he has been, he might have to.
Mike Martin rules so much. You didn't even mention his speed, which is the first thing I noticed about him. He's always chasing someone down and pretty much doing the LB's job.

http://maizeandgoblue.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/MikeMartinVs.DSU.jpg

WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL BRENDAN MARTIN!!!!!!!!

D-Unit
10-08-2010, 12:18 AM
I'm anxious to see more of this guy. Haven't noticed him yet.

Calvin & Kevin
10-08-2010, 06:35 AM
Martin played DE for at least some of the game against Indiana, so that's good that Michigan coaches are finding ways to move him around and be versatile. I think the intention is to do more of that with him going forward

BigBanger
10-08-2010, 07:08 PM
He gets doubled every single play without much else on that DL or behind him at LB. He'd be a monster as a 4-3 UT.
Just watched the Michigan St. / Michigan game from last year on the Big Network and he has too many plays where he gets pushed down the line or off the ball a good 3 yards. He is a one gap guy and will take himself out of plays and create huge voids. He's got a lot of talent, but he's borderline terrible against the run (looks much better this year though).

bored of education
10-08-2010, 07:37 PM
Alex Magee :) joking Sniper :)

tonykart
11-20-2010, 09:12 AM
Mike Martin's versatility will be a great attribute for any NFL team. I could see him playing NT in a 3-4, DE in a 2gap 34 system, or DT in a 4-3. I really like Martin. Kid is smart, ripped, and plays with venom.

SenorGato
11-20-2010, 12:12 PM
Broderick Bunkley 2.0.

ironman4579
11-20-2010, 12:27 PM
If he's smart, he'll get the **** out of Michigan as fast as he can.

tonykart
11-20-2010, 02:30 PM
If he's smart, he'll get the **** out of Michigan as fast as he can.

Too late now, he is a JR. It is really sad watching this maize and blue debacle every saturday.

wonderbredd24
11-20-2010, 02:40 PM
incredibly strong and I love his wrestling background. If he thinks he can knock out his work outs, he might be a guy who has a big push in his stock going into the draft.

I expect he'll go back to Michigan for his senior year though.